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Discussion in 'Florida' started by Lawsteve, Jul 31, 2016.

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  1. Lawsteve

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    i need to get from Tampa to Ponte Vedra next weekend. I have a P85 (2013). Is the run from Tampa to the supercharger at St Augustine (approx 195 miles) doable if I don't drive like a maniac, or do I need to detour to Port Orange for a quick stop?
     
  2. TaoJones

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    Flat ground, a full charge, and no headwinds? I'd give that a go.

    Recommend plotting the route at evtripplanner.com, downloading the .csv file, and looking at the net elevation. My recollection of Florida was that it was flat, but I didn't get to St. Augustine.

    Or you could drive at normal speed and detour for 20 minutes for a quick charge...
     
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    I have faith in you, I think it's doable
     
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    You know, when I used to have to stop at St Augustine, I'd go up 75 through Ocala, then across on 301/19/207. It can be a little annoying going through towns with speed limit changes, but I'll do anything not to go I4. It's 188 miles going that route.

    Now I can just go straight through to Kingsland!
     
  5. Lawsteve

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    Sure. Just rub that 90D in my face.

    I'm a little worried about driving a red Tesla through Waldo. Even if I'm going 30moh, it looks like I'm going 60!!!
     
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    Hey Steve,

    I have made the drive from Lutz to the St. Augustine supercharger a few times as a straight shot and have made it somewhat comfortably, albeit without any insane driving ( I have a P85+ with the less efficient 21" wheels as well). Hope this helps and to confirm, do NOT go over the speed limit in Waldo! :)
     
  7. Lawsteve

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    Thanks. After looking at the maps, I will probably take the Ocala route and make a quick 10 minute stop at the Ocala Supercharger to top off.I'm in S Tampa, so you have about a 15 mile advantage on me.
     
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    I've made it from the cars and coffee in St. Pete to PVB non stop. I4 to I95 is the faster route, via ocala is a bit slower. it is doable if you don't exceed the speed limits, you could always do a stop at St Aug. if necessary.
     
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    Because I can't stop myself... Where's Waldo?

    Sorry.
     
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    #10 Lawsteve, Aug 9, 2016
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    Made the trip with no problem. Because of the storms on Monday, opted for the I-4 route to have Port Orange as a backup. Started with 249 (98% charge for my 3 year old beast). Arrived at the St Augustine supercharger with 30 miles to spare. That was after driving through raging storms until I got through Orlando. Lower speeds helped set off range loss caused by rain.

    Side note: the "food court" near the St Augustine SC is hideous. Only three choices (they divided one to make the choices appear like 4). I recommend you drive through one of the burger joints on the way in. Being the gourmet that I am, I opted for a foot long chili cheese hotdog at the food court. Got a dried up dog with cheese whiz and a brown sauce they held next to a photo of beef,as it certainly had no meat in it.
     
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    When Rick and I road tripped, we dined on a lovely chicken pasta salad with fruit in it that I'd made, and on the way back on a delicious lentil, feta and cranberry salad I'd made in our hotel room the night before we left. You just aren't doing it right!
     
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    I'm sorry, but that stuff is just way too healthy. I was able to save myself later at a pub in Ponte Vedra. Shepards Pie with a couple pints of local brewed IPA. Neutralized the cheese whiz.
     
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    I cry for your heart and arteries.
     
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    Let me know when you roadtrip west........I want to partake in your meals on wheels program please.
     
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    Yeah, the trick is that you have to take Btrflyl8e with you. But then you have to listen to her sing. :p
     
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    I suppose you sing like Bono?
     
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    Loud and proud! Don't forget the car dancing. Also, who brought the end of the day cocktail supplies?

    Small price to pay, I would say.
     
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    Ah yes, the car dancing. And of course the cocktails. Actually I think it was the most fun I've ever had on a road trip. Ever.
     
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    I've been to that food court. It is not nearly as flavorful as you describe. I walked to the IHOP nearby.
     
  20. Btrflyl8e

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    I made our food...I think you missed that part!

    And when IHOP is your best choice, well, I cry for your heart and arteries, too!
     

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